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CableJive dockBoss air

Bluetooth® adapter for 30-pin docks

14 Reviews | 1 question - 5 answers


Our take on the CableJive dockBoss air

Time to introduce that older powered speaker system with a 30-pin dock to the wonders of wireless audio. Simply plug the CableJive dockBoss air into that dock and stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth portable device. The dockBoss air has its own Bluetooth receiver and can be used with most systems with a 30-pin dock.

Time to introduce that older powered speaker system with a 30-pin dock to the wonders of wireless audio. Simply plug the CableJive dockBoss air into that dock and stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth portable device. The dockBoss air has its own Bluetooth receiver and can be used with most systems with a 30-pin dock.

Cable Jive dockBoss air

Pairing with your Apple®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet is quick and easy. And you can still use your speaker system's remote to control the volume.

Great item.

Anonymous, Winchester, VA

What's in the Box:

  • 30-Pin Bluetooth adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth receiver for docks with 30-pin connectors
  • range: 33 feet
  • stream audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled portable devices
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

CableJive dockBoss air Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

CableJive dockBoss air

Anonymous from Maysville, NC on 10/21/2016

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Love this dockboss! Was having a hard time finding a wireless receiver to make my 2006 Bose Sounddock Bluetooth, because of its out of date technology. I recommend this product to everyone who wants make your apple product Bluetooth for other technology to read. (I have a Samsung 4 smartphone that I stream from).



CableJive dockBoss air

Anonymous from Winchester, VA on 8/14/2016

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Great item.



Cablejive dockBoss Air

Rodney B. from Ft Wayne, IN on 6/14/2016

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Got the dock Boss air connected it to my ipod dock on a radio I wanted to use in the garage via blutooth being that I did not own an iphone. DockBossAir worked flawlessly. Turned on radio to ipod dock, and DockBoss Air put out a bluetooth signal that I was able to connect to with my android phone and listened to my music seamlessly from my Android phone.

Pros: Worked exactly as stated


Just what we wanted

Bill B from Phoenix, AZ on 6/12/2016

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Works perefectly.



Cablejive dockboss air

George A. from everett, WA on 2/3/2016

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Arrived quick worked perfect on Bose Sounddock. Only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is i felt the sound quality might be better but that could also be the fault of my phone or the streaming app. i'm using. Well worth the investment.

Pros: Speedy delivery. Works great right out of the box. Good price.

Cons: None yet.

Works great!

Jam from Danville, PA on 1/13/2016

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Brought life back to our two older Bose Soundocks. Plug them in, Bluetooth connect and ready to rock.

Pros: Worked perfectly.

Cons: Didn't work on my Onkyo mini-system.


Anonymous from Texas on 1/6/2016

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Works. Pairs straight out of the box. Effortlessly

Pros: So simple

Cons: Price

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Good from Houston, tx on 12/20/2015

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Great product! Works seamlessly

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Works Like A Charm

wilcowaits from Pennsylvania on 9/30/2015

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Popped it into my Bose portable docking system and it worked like a charm. Great to be using the dock again and not borrow my teenagers Bluetooth speaker. Simple and sounds great. No issues.



Perfect for my Bose

Lisa from Illinois on 9/22/2015

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I hadn't been able to use my Bose Sound Dock for a while because of all of the upgrades to my phone. I thought I would have to buy a new Bose system until I found this little gem! Works perfectly!

Pros: Easy to use Price

Cons: None

Plug & play

Kerry from Charlottesville on 12/12/2014

Couldn't have been easier to use. Literally plugged it into my BOSE player, turned on my phone's blue-tooth, selected the player as it became listed, and

Pros: Cost, east of use

Cons: None so far

Great product

Anonymous from New lexington oh on 11/30/2014

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This product is great! It works well with our iPhone 4 and 5. I'm really glad we bought this product!



Bluetooth for your Bose Sounddock!

Roadster from Sandwich, MA on 11/3/2014

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I was given a Bose sound dock a few years back which worked wonderfully with the previous generation IPhone and IPod. Disappointed to not be able to connect with the newer editions. Finally lost the input jack and wire and purchased this wonderful adapter. It hooked up in seconds, and now we can enjoy our Bose Product once again. Great service and fast delivery from Crutchfield!

Pros: Quick and easy operation.

Cons: Sometimes cuts in and out as do most Bluetooth connections. If your phone is on, your conversation is connected to Bluetooth!

Didn't work with my iHome

David from Cincinnati, OH on 10/20/2014

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I'm not going to ding the device too much since had it worked with my devices it would have been very cool. Unfortunately it did not work consistently with either of the devices for which I made the purchase. If it works for you, I am sure it provides great flexibility. Simply not functional with enough devices for me.

Pros: Small, seems very simple

Cons: Did not work with the devices I own


Hands-on research

Product Research


30-Pin Bluetooth Adapter: The Cable Jive dockBoss air turns your 30-pin iPod dock system into a wireless Bluetooth audio system. The dockBoss air features a 30-pin connector which plugs into your iPod system's 30-pin dock and features built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming.

Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP/AVRCP): The dockBoss air features built-in Bluetooth (v2.0) with support for A2DP and AVRCP. Now you can stream audio from practically any Bluetooth-enabled device to your 30-pin iPod dock system. You can even use your system's remote control to operate basic playback functions such as Play/Pause. Compatible Bluetooth devices included Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows smartphone, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, and other audio devices with built-in Bluetooth.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Cable Jive dockBoss air.

Incompatible Systems: The dockBoss air is compatible with many 30-pin iPod docking stations, including systems from Bose, iHome, JBL, and other popular brands. However, there are some that suffer compatibility issues. Here are the systems that Cable Jive has currently confirmed issues with (as of 8/11/2014):

 Incompatible Systems
System Type Brands & Models
Standard iPod Audio Docks All models from Philips, Panasonic, Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Onkyo, Pure
Sony Hi Fi models beginning in: "NAS" / "MHC" / "AIR" / "RD" / & "CMT" (however "CMT-LX20" IS compatible),
iHome's "App Enhanced" docks (ex: iA100)
Belkin's "Thunderstorm" speaker system
Factory Installed Car iPod Systems ALL factory installed car audio systems 2008 and newer,
Any and all systems (pre & post 2008) from Volkswagen or Audi.
Aftermarket Car iPod Systems ALL Pioneer & Alpine systems,
Also, any systems that link to sophisticated Navigation units, or ones that "lock" the screens of connected iPod devices and force control through the car-installed system only.
Home Theater iPod Systems Pioneer, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Denon, Onkyo & Yamaha's "YDS" model interfaces
Bose SoundDock "Series I" SoundDock systems with Serial Numbers starting in: "0357" or "0402"

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Just bought an older car and wanted my phone to work with the builtin iPod dock [ David L.  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Because it gives me a means to use my bose sound dock with my smartphone. [ T  Nov 29, 2016 ]
to use my ipod dock with my new lighting iphone [ Mark  Sep 21, 2016 ]
I have a great older I can use it again! [ Michele  Jul 06, 2016 ]
For my bose sound dock, ipod touch not working [ Mattie  May 26, 2016 ]
wanted to upgrade my bose docking station [ richard  May 21, 2016 ]
best reviews I found for a Bose SoundDock adapter. Would rather deal with Crutchfield than ebay. [ Stephen  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Everyone who owns a bose portable speaker should have one! [ Jonas  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Allows me to continue to use my Bose Sounddock with my IPhone 6s [ Shawn  Dec 23, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Yes it does! [ Michael  Oct 23, 2015 ]
I am using it on a Altec Lansing speaker dock, which I formerly used with my Apple Ipod Nano. I am not sure about the Bose sounddock. But DockBoss should work fine with any speaker dock that has the male connector that fit into or docked the old Ipod or MP3 devices from 7-8 years ago. It Bluetooth's great with Pandora on an android. [ William  Oct 22, 2015 ]
Yes. Simply put, this is one of the most useful items that I've ever purchased. [ WILLIAM  Oct 22, 2015 ]
Yes, this is why we purchased. A great option and has worked very well! [ DONALD  Oct 22, 2015 ]
I do not know about that but every thing that I have used it on worked flawlessly as long as you are line of site..2 ???? [ Brent  Oct 22, 2015 ]